Maryland Men's Soccer 2013 NCAA Tournament Capsule

Maryland Terrapins


Maryland only won one of their first four games of the 2013 season. After that, the Terrapins lost just one contest, a 4-3 shootout at home to Wake Forest. Coach Sasho Cirovski’s squad ended up with a 7-1-3 record in ACC play. That was good enough to finish tied atop the standings with Notre Dame.

2013 Record: 13-3-5
Coach: Sasho Cirovski

Good Results: 9/21 at Clemson (3-1), 10/26 at Syracuse (1-0)
Bad Results: 9/8 at VCU (2-3), 10/19 Wake Forest (3-4)

Why They Can Surprise:
Maryland ranked fourth in the country in scoring offense and, of course, much of that has to do with all-everything striker Patrick Mullins. The 6-1 senior will be a top pick in the MLS SuperDraft come January, but he has a little work left to do in the collegiate ranks first. Mullins heads into the NCAA Tournament with 14 goals and 7 assists and he will almost certainly add to those totals. Schillo Tshuma often gets overlooked, but he is a superb talent who is capable of taking a game over. Tsubasa Endoh and Jake Pace are capable scorers too. And with great service from players like Mikey Ambrose and Sunny Jane, Maryland makes it look easy.

Why They Can Disappoint:
This is a team that can have some serious defensive lapses. They allowed 12 goals in their first five games of the season. Things did get better, but there were some other contests that were problematic, most notably a 3-3 tie at Virginia and the 4-3 loss to Wake Forest. Those two games were back in the middle of October and Maryland has been playing much better defense down the stretch, but the back line has proven that they can struggle during any given game.

Key Strikers:
Patrick Mullens, Senior, 14 goals, 7 assists
Schillo Tshuma, Sophomore, 6 goals, 1 assist
Sunny Jane, Senior, 2 goals, 6 assists
Jake Pace, Senior, 5 goals, 1 assist

Key Midfielders:
Tsubasa Endoh, Sophomore, 3 goals, 4 assists
Dan Metzger, Junior, 2 goals, 1 assist

Key Defenders:
Mikey Ambrose, Sophomore, 0 goals, 4 assists

Key Goalkeepers:
Zack Staffen, Sophomore, 1.17 goals against average, .690 save percentage, 7 shutouts

By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 2.22 (4th in nation, 1st in conference)
Goals-Against Average: 1.35 (123, 10)
Shutout Percentage: 0.22 (129, 11)
Save Percentage: 0.671 (180, 11)

Recent Postseason Appearances:
2012    Second Round    Defeated Brown
2012    Third Round        Defeated Coastal Carolina
2012    Quarterfinals        Defeated Louisville
2012    National Semifinals    Lost to Georgetown
2011    Second Round    Defeated West Virginia
2011    Third Round        Lost to Louisville
2010    Second Round    Defeated Penn
2010    Third Round        Defeated Penn State
2010    Quarterfinals        Lost to Michigan
2009    First Round        Defeated Loyola (MD)
2009    Second Round    Defeated Penn State
2009    Third Round        Defeated Harvard
2009    Quarterfinals        Lost to Virginia
2008    Second Round    Defeated George Mason
2008    Third Round        Defeated California
2008    Quarterfinals        Defeated Creighton
2008    National Semifinals    Defeated St. John's
2008    National Finals    Defeated North Carolina
2007    Second Round    Defeated Loyola (MD)
2007    Third Round        Lost to Bradley
2006    Second Round    Defeated St. John's
2006    Third Round        Lost to Notre Dame
2005    Second Round    Defeated Brown
2005    Third Round        Defeated St. John's
2005    Quarterfinals        Defeated Akron
2005    National Semifinals    Defeated SMU
2005    National Finals    Defeated New Mexico
2004    Second Round    Defeated Hofstra
2004    Third Round        Defeated Creighton
2004    Quarterfinals        Defeated UCLA
2004    National Semifinals    Lost to Indiana
2003    Second Round    Defeated Old Dominion
2003    Third Round        Defeated Akron
2003    Quarterfinals        Defeated St. Louis
2003    National Semifinals    Lost to St. John's

*all team stats through 11/10


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